Sawyer asks for a boost up so he can get them out of there. Jin and Michael help Sawyer get up (yeah, of the three guys in the pit, send up the guy who's got only one usable arm) and he grabs the bars (made of small trees, looks like) providing most of the security. "They've got it weighted down with something." He feels around. "It's tied on somewhere." His exploration is cut short when a huge knife is shoved through the bars, surprising Sawyer, who falls to the floor of the pit.
It's Otherbisi, who glares at them through the bars, which he then lifts up, and then dumps out the netting he has, which contains another person, who falls into the pit with them. She's out cold, and our heroes examine her. "It's a girl!" says Michael, kind of thrilled, like this prison ain't so bad if they provide you with co-ed roommates and they don't have to resort to buggery. I'm sure Augustus has had enough of that. Indeed, it's Michelle Rodriguez, last seen drunkenly flirting with Jack in an airport lounge.
Back in the hatch-hole, Jack and Locke are setting up their little filmstrip while Jack interrogates Locke about what was going on down here before he showed up. "Kate was tied up, Desmond had a gun on me. I think you pretty much caught the gist of it." Will that be all, Dad? Locke says Desmond had all kinds of questions about the Lostaways, like were any of them sick. "You didn't ask anything about him?" says Jack, who could think maybe about saying just one thing without a sneer in his voice. "He was the one with the gun," points out Locke. Jack says Locke seems calm for someone who thinks the world's going to end in forty-five minutes. "He'll fix it," says Locke, who seems to have transferred his faith from the hatch itself directly to Desmond. Jack says what Desmond's talking about is insane, and Locke wants to know why he thinks that. "Because the last time I saw the computer that was going to save the world, it didn't look like that," whatever that means. Jack's got a big, fancy G5 at home, I guess. ["Never mind the fact that they're already arguing about 'believing' Desmond, despite the fact that what he said really made no sense, and realistic dialogue would have had them asking some follow-up questions, like about what the button actually does -- no, the train just goes straight to 'scuffle over who's going to push it' with no stops at Credible Writingville." -- Sars] Locke asks if Jack's really upset because Desmond recognized him. "Because that would be impossible," says Locke. Locke thinks it's plausible that the Apple II is preventing the world from ending, but it's impossible that Desmond and Jack have met before. Check.